Everybody Wants to Make a Wonder Woman Movie Except Warner Bros.
Posted 06.26.10 by Ryan
Despite interest from several suitors, is seems the studio is in no hurry to produce a Wonder Woman movie. Joss Whedon was hired in 2005 to write and direct an adaptation for producer Joel Silver, but after penning two drafts over two years, Warner Bros. ultimately rejected Whedon's work.
Then in May, the studio announced, along with news of other DC-related movies, that a Wonder Woman was in development, but gave no further details. Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn recently claimed he was the right person to direct the movie. Now X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has told SciFiWire that she would like to produce Wonder Woman.
I'm campaigning to produce Wonder Woman for DC and Warners. They don't want it, but I just think she's the greatest character. She's right up there, as you know, with Superman and Batman, the three of them. I want to produce Wonder Woman. I've campaigned for it. I'm going to campaign some more. I want to produce Wonder Woman.
After finding success with the X-Men franchise, which will continue with the upcoming X-Men: First Class, Donner is hoping that Warner Bros. will allow her to turn the character into another franchise.
Look, she's a goddess and a superhero. How great is that? I think you need to stay close to the myth, but the studio I know wants to make it accessible, i.e., somewhat contemporary. I think there is a way to do it. I think there's a lot of Wonder Woman stories that would be great to tell. I see a couple of them.
Donner says she would cast an up-and-coming actress for the role, and admits she would consider multi-ethnic actresses as well. "Really, I think all movies should reflect the world," said Donner.
The next step is convincing Warner Bros. to actually make it.